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Is Bintulu Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bintulu?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Bintulu.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Malaysia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Tap Water Bintulu Malaysia, sometimes referred to as Bintulu, is a well known town located in the rural region of Sabah, Malaysia. It is well-known for its delicious and nutritious water. The water has high levels of sodium and potassium, but it also contains trace minerals that are good for health, such as iron and calcium.

There are many families who rely on getting fresh tap water from Bintulu due to the low cost and availability of potable water in the rural areas. There are no major companies in Sabah that supply tap water. All of the water that comes out of the taps in Bintulu is collected from private boreholes. It then goes through filtration before it is available to the public. Private companies that provide clean drinking water also install stringent filtration and purification methods, ensuring the highest possible tap water quality.

If you take a shower or bathe in unfiltered water, there is a possibility that you can become infected with

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.59 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bintulu tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 60% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 40% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Bintulu, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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